TWiV reviews a fatal Alaskapox case, MERS in Kenya, diagnostic tests for Nipah and Lassa diseases, HPV vaccination rates in the US, cases of measles in Arizona and Minnesota, hepatitis C virus-derived RNA circles in infected cells, and prevention of respiratory virus transmission by resident memory CD8+ T cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker

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DicksonVisualizing Science: Illustration and Beyond
BrianneVaccination from the Misinformation Virus and Invisible Corps
AlanPreventing needlephobia in kids
Vincent – Two new Djs I discovered Rosana Nun and Sunset Cartel

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In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to prevent RSV hospitalization of infants and use of GSK’s RSV vaccine Arexy to prevent severe disease following RSV infection in adults between 50-59 years before he reviews recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, discusses if how the influenza vaccine is manufactured can reprogram the antibody response, cardiovascular consequences of influenza infection, mortality of chikungunya virus infection, if an alternative vaccination schedule impacts the anti-SARS-CoV-2 immune response, dispels the myth that increased mortality correlated with the first vaccine dose, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for paxlovid, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, how manage long COVID including prevent burnout and compassion fatigue of caring for long COVID patients, whether the CDC or WHO definition of long COVID is beneficial or the use of directed questions, baselines test and listening to the patient tell their story are beneficial in making a long COVID diagnosis.

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TWiV reviews rhinovirus complications in infants, a new influenza antiviral drug, Oropouche fever in Brazil, measles in Maryland and Ohio, effect of eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions in NY, foot-and-mouth disease in Europe, severe primary and secondary dengue infections, and therapeutic mitigation of measles-like immune amnesia and exacerbated disease after prior respiratory virus infections.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Angela Mingarelli

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DicksonFor Your Processing Pleasure: The Sharpest Pictures of Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io in a Generation
AngelaWhale Scientists
RichBenefit-risk assessment of vaccines; The Brighton collaboration standardized module for vaccine benefit-risk assessment; Vaccine adverse events: causal or coincidental?; Austin area Singing Valentines
VincentInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February

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In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses the how the pandemic influenced the healthcare job market and why people conceal their infectious diseases before he reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, discusses if susceptibility and disease severity are inheritable traits, if vaccination during pregnancy protects neonates or leads to adverse effects, the effectiveness of a monovalent XBB.1.5 against disease resulting from infection with Omicron variants, whether vaccination in the same or opposite arms effect antibody protection, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for paxlovid, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, how SARS-CoV-2 infection may alter one’s sleep patterns, what the health and economic burdens of mild disease are, and if there are predictors for recovery from fatigue and cognitive deficits following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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TWiV reviews measles outbreaks in England and Europe, 2 fatal Nipah virus cases in Bangladesh, yellow fever outbreak in Sudan, and discuss how the type of immunodeficiency influences the outcome of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and programming of alveolar macrophages by intestinal bacteria that influences severity of respiratory viral infection.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit

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DicksonJWST details of 19 spiral galactic centers
RichGreat White Shark Attack And Breach
VincentBlack History Month and Lost Photographs of Black America

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LouiseThe Mystery Of The Village That Beat The Black Death
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In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses the how the pandemic influenced the healthcare job market before he reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, discusses the safety of the prefusion RSV vaccine, if high or moderate dose of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine is better for protection against hospitalization, summarizes the new WHO COVID guidelines, revisits how to prevent pathogen transmission in healthcare setting, the under use of COVID oral antiviral and what occurs in persistently SARS-CoV-2 infected cells in culture after antiviral treatment, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for paxlovid, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, how inflammatory markers change correlate with death when in ICU and if cognitive slowing is part of long COVID-19.

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TWiV reviews global measles outbreaks, toilet-generated aerosols that spread viruses, highly effective prevention of invasive cervical cancer by HPV vaccination, and design of improved adenovirus-associated viral vectors using machine learning.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

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DicksonAsian girl building a life building a fence to protect a bamboo house
RichGator Country: Deception, Danger, and Alligators in the Everglades by Rebecca Renner
AlanStrange Bedfellows, by Ina Park
VincentStar and Sphere kit – try the main page too

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In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, before discussing viral transmission to adults in healthcare setting, the recently EUA approved protein based COBREVAX vaccine, reviews quarantine guidelines, the use of simnotrelivr for mild to moderate COVID-19, how viral RNA may persist in your cell culture dish following antiviral therapy, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for Paxlovid, , when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, how Paxlovid may prevent long COVID and how complement dysfunction may lead to thromboinflammation during long COVID.

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TWiV reviews the latest virology news, how infection with a plant virus causes insect to grow long wings, and reverse zoonoses of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza viruses in US swine.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Angela Mingarelli

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DicksonConcerto for Horn and Hardart, P. Schickele
AngelaChatGPT4
BrianneHow mRNA Vaccine Works, Why We Need Two Doses of mRNA Vaccine
RichEvolutionary basis for the human diet: consequences for human health by P. Andrews, R.J. Johnson
VincentVirology Lectures 2024

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Geoff and AnonymousDickson Despommier wants our cities to be like forests

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In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus in the US before discussing vaccine effectiveness in children and adolescents, how the pandemic impacted the socioemotional development of infants and toddlers, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for Paxlovid, reviews quarantine guidelines, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, examines the role of immune aberrations in long COVID and how vaccination may protect against developing long COVID.

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